Cash-in-transit vehicle robbed in Sasolburg

2013-02-16 11:31

A cash-in-transit vehicle was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money this morning in Vaalpark, Sasolburg.

Free State police constable Peter Kareli said the Coin Security vehicle was en route from a depot in Naledi Industrial Park to a petrol station.

It stopped at the stop sign at the corner of Paarderberg and Olifantshoek when it was hit from the side by a Toyota Land Cruiser.

“One man got out of the vehicle and all of a sudden a BMW and Volkswagen Golf came from nowhere,” said Kareli.

He said three men from the other two cars got out, carrying automatic rifles. They shot at the vehicle three times. One of the robbers went to the driver’s door and opened it. “We don’t know how they managed to open that door. They took two firearms from security guards, an R5 rifle and a 9mm pistol.”

They ran away with an undisclosed amount of money. None of the three vehicles had number plates.

No injuries were reported but one security guard was grazed by a bullet. No arrests were been made.

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